ERIC Number: ED054401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
This report describes and evaluates an adult education experiment for the elderly of the Uptown Model Cities area of Chicago. The purpose of the "Senior Studies" program was to increase opportunities for adult and continuing education for the older people of the area through the development of a curriculum that encompassed art, literature, music, history, and current events. The YMCA Community College was responsible for identification of the faculty and for curriculum development, and the Division for Senior Citizens, Chicago Department of Human Resources, assumed responsibility for all administrative and mechanical aspects of program implementation. The results of this initial effort show that there is an elderly audience that is interested in quality continuing education. The need for more opportunities for continuing education is apparent from the results of this experiment. It is suggested that community agencies as well as local institutions participate in providing academic programs for the aged citizen. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Chicago Model Cities Program, IL.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Dept. of Human Resources, IL.